It’s funny how you can work alongside someone and know nothing about their lives–what they’ve been through, why they do what they do and how much they’ve overcome.
I knew from my first month at Stephens that Sandie Heckman is a special woman. I told you about her–she’s the staff member who’s made spreading random acts of kindness her life’s work. She was also one of a handful of employees honored at our employee recognition ceremony. This past Saturday, she was a proud Mom, too, watching her daughter, Sarah, walk across the stage and receive her Stephens College degree.
Yesterday, I found out that a personal story Sandie’s wrote is now a finalist in the Victorious Women Project’s annual short story competition.
While I read through some of the entries, and all of the women should be very proud, Sandie’s stands out. In “Strength and Awakening During Tough Times,” we read about tragedy that Sandie, armed with faith, turned into triumph.
Good news. You can not only read the story here, but you can also vote during the public phase of the contest. You have to sign in using Facebook (Sorry, Mom–see, this is why you need a Facebook account!) but after that it simply takes a click and you can send Sandie’s story on to the judges.
Congrats once again Sandie. I’m so proud to call you a colleague.